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Lake Lanier level moves up after rains
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Lake Lanier level moves up after rains

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Lake Lanier has crept up several inches since hard rains fell earlier in the week.

The lake stood at 1,058.26 feet above sea level on Wednesday, almost 13 feet below the summer full pool of 1,071 feet. Winter full pool of 1,070 feet becomes effective Thursday.

The lake serves as a major water supply for metro Atlanta. Its elevation dropped to 1,057.91 feet on Monday before rain began falling.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will conserve water during the ongoing drought by restricting the flow from the lake.

The National Weather Service says Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville recorded 1.23 inches of rain between early Monday and early Wednesday.

No rain is in the forecast until Sunday.

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